The National Weather Service in Binghamton has placed the region under a flood watch from Wednesday afternoon through late Wednesday night and into Thursday.
The service’s website indicates a frontal system will bring heavy rains to the region with the potential for 2 to 3 inches of rain, with some places getting higher amounts. Flooding problems in poor drainage areas are likely along with the potential for flooding on small streams and the river.
The National Weather Service as of early this evening is predicting the Susquehanna at Wilkes-Barre to hit just under 10 feet on Friday morning. The river’s flood stage is 22 feet, and the levee system protects to around 42 feet.